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King & Spalding LLP
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Susan Clare, a partner in the Trial and Global Disputes Practice, is the Co-Chair of the Automotive and Transportation Litigation Team.  Susan represents clients in the automotive/transportation, life sciences, and consumer products industries in high-exposure product liability, mass tort, and other complex litigation.

With experience in all phases of complex litigation, Susan represents companies in individual, class action and multi-district proceedings in federal and state courts across the country.

She is skilled at handling the types of issues that frequently accompany the highest-exposure matters, such as cases involving recalled and foreign-manufactured products, media attention, government investigations, allegations of consumer fraud, jurisdictional challenges, insurance disputes, and extensive expert discovery.

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United States > Industry focus > Transport: rail and road - litigation and regulation

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Susan ClareKing & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP has a strong reputation for emissions cases, and is regularly involved in the most significant disputes in this space. Recent examples of this have included its continued representation of Fiat Chrysler and VW in proceedings relating to emissions of diesel-powered vehicles manufactured by the companies. The automotive and transport group is jointly led by Jackie Glassman and environmental specialist Granta Nakayama. Glassman is recognized for her knowledge of regulatory and policy matters in the automotive space, particularly issues concerning safety responsibilities and fuel efficiency initiatives. Other names to note are John Hooper in New York, an expert in product liability litigation; Ilana Saltzbart, who focuses on environmental investigations or enforcement actions; and Susan Clare in Atlanta, who has represented automakers in high-exposure product liability and mass tort cases. All attorneys are based in Washington DC unless stated.

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: automotive/transport

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Susan ClareKing & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP specializes in automotive class action work, with a breadth of expertise in general product liability and particular strength in matters relating to advanced automotive technology. Atlanta-based Philip Holladay has experience acting in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases for automotive manufacturers across the United States and in Puerto Rico. He co-leads the team with Susan Clare, also in Atlanta, who been involved in recent cases for General Motors and Mercedes-Benz. Also recommended are consumer class actions experts John Hooper and Stephen Devereaux in New York and Atlanta, respectively; and Rachael Trummel, who joined the Chicago office in 2019 from Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP.